First of all, to all of you who did Murph this Memorial Day weekend, Congratulations! Nothing about this workout is easy and it’s such an amazing way to remember first off Lieutenant Michael Murphy who died for our freedom and all the amazing and wonderful men and women who sacrifice every day for our freedoms. Thank you, service personnel past and present!
Here’s a short video with the history of the Workout and of Lt. Murphy.
Also, I would highly encourage you to visit The Murph Challenge is the Official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, presented by Forged, and helps kids attain their college dreams.
This was the first time I have done Murph as prescribed (RX’ed for short) with a 14 pound weight vest (I discuss this HERE). I beat my previous Murph time by almost 2 minutes when I did it 6 months ago on Thanksgiving! I was shocked. I have gotten that much stronger. I now have butterfly pull-ups. And I partitioned the push-ups to 5 and 5 with the squats in-between. I am so happy!
I think a lot of us underestimate ourselves. I just wasn’t for sure how I’d do with the extra weight and it wasn’t that bad at all. But in my mind it was gonna be bad. It’s funny how the human mind talks us out of success.
It’s also funny how at the start you think, “How am I ever gonna do this?” And then once it’s done, you realize you did it. What a boost!
Lesson of the day: Quit underestimating yourself and fake it till you make it. Cause you will make it.